I absolutely LOVE pastes and marinates. Anytime I find fresh chillies of any kind, I make sure I pick some up. Throw in garlic and a couple of other ingredients and you have yourself something delicious and fiery in a jar. Ideally, something like this is great as a condiment, curry base or marinade.
Now, I don’t know how hot this has turned out since I made it late at night and I was in no mood to experiment with chillies. But it looks and smells great.
Red chillies – 5-6 (I deseeded 3 of them)
Garlic – 1 bulb
Palm jaggery – 1 inch piece (do check for taste and adjust to get the balance right)
Coconut oil – 1/4 cup
Flame roast the chillies till there’s a nice char on them.
You could take the skin off but I prefer the black charred bits so I kept it on.
Blend the chillies with the rest of the ingredients.
Top with a little more oil and store in fridge for upto a week.